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Tips for getting your medical back after suffering a stroke

How does the FAA's medical certification folks look at airmen who have had a stroke? The current FAA policy denies medical certification for two years after such an event. Once that time has passed, airmen can apply for a medical but must supply the appropriate paperwork. Find out what kind of tests and reports you'll need to provide.

2014, 11 21

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More tips for the student pilot: Seeking your first medical

Warren Silberman, former manager of FAA Aerospace Medical Certification, continues a discussion of student pilots seeking their first FAA medical.

2014, 11 17

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Six medical tips for the student pilot

Many student pilots are woefully unprepared for their first flight physical, notes one aviation medical examiner. Here's what they can do to be ready for that first visit to the AME.

2014, 11 10
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